Two more jewellers accuse bullion artisans of escaping with gold

  • | Thursday | 7th December, 2023

Kanpur: Two fresh complaints were made at Bajaria police station on Wednesday in connection with the gold scam case.President of Kanpur Mahanagar Sarrafa Association Pankaj Arora, said, the first application has been given by a jeweller Rakesh Sharma in which he has accused Sampatrao Shivaji Lavete and his associate Mahesh Vilash Maske of escaping with 736 grams of gold belonging to him and the second application by Mehboob Khan in which he has accused both of escaping with 39.5 grams of gold.He further informed that businessman Rakesh Sharma informed the association that on Sunday night Sampatrao had contacted him and told that he had come to a shopping mall in Lucknow to shop with his family and was running short of money. After this, Rakesh transferred Rs 20,000 from his wifes account to Sampats account, and on Saturday also borrowed his scooter for local shopping, Arora added.If the police investigate his account, the location from where he had made transactions could be found, he added.We have given 48-72 hours time to Kanpur Commissionerate, if it fails to achieve result, then the association will decide its next course of action, Arora further said and added, The live footage that the police have obtained is of Sampat escaping on a scooter the same one that Rakesh had given him for shopping.Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Pramod Kumar said, We will include all applications in the investigation. The airports including Mumbai and Delhi airports have been sent an alert with their pictures. To recall, two bullion artisans, working for decades, have allegedly swindled 2.6 kg of gold and Rs 1 crore from 16 jewellers in the city. The matter came to light after the Bullion Traders Association alerted the Joint Commissioner of Police on Tuesday, asking him to register an FIR and form a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to arrest the swindlers. Immediately, after that, the Commissionerate Police formed the SIT and proceeded with the investigation.We also published the following articles recentlyTemple money theft case accused escapes from police custody in TrichyA man arrested for stealing money from a temple escaped from police custody before being produced before a magistrate in Trichy. M Maheswaran, 24, of Kovil Street in Thennur gave a slip to a team comprising a sub-inspector of police and three constables when he was brought to the judges residential quarters at Khajamalai in Trichy around 1.30am.Police recover 716 birds of 17 species from Kanpur mktA joint team of forest department and police arrested 11 people involved in the sale and purchase of the banned birds at Bakarganj poultry market in Kanpur. The team seized 24 green-winged teals, 50 budgerigars, 13 lesser whistling ducks, 83 yellow-footed green pigeons, 59 mallards, 51 chestnut-breasted munia, 21 sandpipers, one Eurasian coot, 180 quails, and 120 pheasants. The arrested individuals were booked under Wildlife Protection Act 1972 and IPC section 428. The bar-headed geese, black pheasant, and other rare birds were among the recovered species.Khalistan terrorist Lakhbir Singh Rodes associate arrested from Amritsar airportParamjit Singh Dhadi, an associate of pro-Khalistan terrorist Lakhbir Singh Rode, was arrested at Amritsars Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport on Tuesday. Dhadi, a UK-based individual also known as Punjab Singh, is involved in terror funding and other subversive activities in Punjab. The arrest is a major breakthrough for SSOC Amritsar and a blow to the terrorist network attempting to disrupt peace in the region. The Punjab Police is fully committed to making Punjab safe and secure, as directed by CM Bhagwant Mann.

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